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Rosehill Community Center Wedding: Liza+Jordan

Rosehill Community Center Wedding: Rick+Anna Photography

On a rare warm and sunny June afternoon, Liza+Jordan stood in front of their families and friends and promised each other forever…and it was beautiful.  We had been looking forward to this wedding for so long, and it was even more incredible than we could have imagined!  You might recognize Liza+Jordan from our promo video on our website, and over the past year we have felt incredibly privileged to know this couple and to have had the opportunity to document their love.  Liza+Jordan, we can’t thank you enough for the awesome privilege of documenting your engagement and wedding day…we hope that you’ve had an incredible honeymoon exploring Alaska and we can’t wait to share your full gallery with you!  Love, R+A

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This next photo is one of my favorites from the entire day.  Liza+Jordan may have been in a cluttered room with tough lighting but this is the moment just after the ceremony when Jordan said “You’re my wife!” and grabbed Liza amidst the chaos of the crowded room filled with excited family and friends they took a long minute for a huge hug as the realization came over them that they were now husband and wife.  Technically, this may not be the best photo of the day – but we think it’s one of the most beautiful…

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Brittany Lauren - July 25, 2014 - 9:15 am

Such gorgeous detail shots! Congratulations to the happy couple and great job!

Larianne - July 25, 2014 - 11:17 am

I love all the details and genuine smiles! Such a beautiful wedding.

Melissa - July 25, 2014 - 1:46 pm

This couple’s love is so evident in the photos! Awesome job!

Cheryl Bailey - July 25, 2014 - 4:11 pm

Fantastic detail in these pictures! And she looks amazing in that dress – wow! Great job!

Everett Senior Photographer: Alliyah – Mariner High Class of 2015

Everett Senior Photographer: Rick+Anna Photography

Today we’re excited to feature Alliyah’s senior portraits!  Alliyah is a gorgeous Class of 2015 senior at Mariner High in Everett, and she is seriously the sweetest – we just adore her!  For her senior portraits she wanted something unique, and we loved the three different looks and locations that we came up with because they meshed perfectly with her personality and outfits.  Alliyah, we are so excited for you to rock her senior year of high school and for all of the amazing things you have planned after you graduate!  It was such a pleasure to spend the evening with you and we can’t wait to share your full gallery:)  Love, R+A

Hair/Makeup:  Hanna Mazur

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Sanders Estate Wedding: Mikala+Phillip

This morning we’re getting back into the blogging game after an unexpected trip for a family emergency, and we are so excited to share some of our favorites from Mikala+Phillip’s recent Sanders Estate wedding.  This was our first time shooting a wedding at Sanders Estate and we absolutely fell in love…such a gorgeous venue, and we couldn’t have been more thrilled to document Mikala+Phillip’s love in such beautiful surroundings and work with an awesome creative team…

Venue: Sanders Estate

Event Planner: Lisa at A Bride’s Dream

Catering: Twelve Baskets 

Florals: Aria Style

Decor/Rentals: Prop Gallery

Videography: JWeber Films

DJ: Adam’s DJ Service

Cake: The People’s Cake

Limo Service: British Motor Coach

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Kristina - July 23, 2014 - 8:17 am

OKAY! LOVE his reaction to seeing her! That is adorable and I LOVE the details! Y’all did an awesome job!!!

Brittany Lauren - July 23, 2014 - 10:38 am

Such great emotion in these pictures!

Ashley - July 23, 2014 - 11:21 am

Oh my goodness – this is such a GORGEOUS, colorful wedding! …Love the groom’s reaction during the first look!! :)
You did an amazing job capturing their day.

Arica - July 23, 2014 - 11:32 am

So much good in this post! Love the first look shots, the row boat ones and all the bright colours throughout! Top notch.

Jennifer Weems - July 23, 2014 - 12:46 pm

If that first look reaction does not convince you to do a first look, nothing will. Great Job!

Lisa Posey Brenneman - July 23, 2014 - 2:46 pm

Rick Plus Anna are one of the best photographers I’ve worked with. They were able to catch some amazing once in a lifetime moments and all without even knowing they were there! I highly recommend them.

Sohail Chouhan - July 23, 2014 - 5:04 pm

Lovely blend of culture…..the photos are amazing and CONGRATS to the Bride & Groom !!!!!

shannon - July 24, 2014 - 6:04 am

omg how cute are they, and all the emotion from the two of them its really so sweet. they even got a rainbow…gorgeous!!

Chasity Noel - July 24, 2014 - 8:44 am

Beautiful photos, and great job capturing all the colors, details and emotion!

Tosha Et Brian - July 25, 2014 - 2:02 pm

Wow gorgeous wedding photos! I love the details!!! Beautiful job!

R+A Behind the Lens: Today Is The Day!

Post by Anna.

Oh man, today is the day!  I may in fact be a big dork, but I have been looking forward to this day for years – and although I just got my tickets recently for my birthday (thanks Rick!) I feel like I’ve been looking forward to this afternoon from the moment I first picked up a DSLR.  When we look back at our early work, back when we were just getting started (I was going to say “back when we were still learning”…but the truth is we are ALWAYS learning!) and compare it to what we’re doing today – I would say that the single biggest difference and biggest improvement is that we’ve continued to learn how to use light to our advantage.  …Because you can come up with the greatest pose and capture the greatest emotion, but if you don’t understand lighting you’ve got next to nothing.  And even though we’ve come so far, we’ve always got more to learn…

Years and years ago I stumbled across Justin&Mary Marantz‘s blog and I immediately fell in love.  For years now, I’ve been religiously following their blog daily.  I’m so inspired by their work and Mary’s writing on their blog – and I can’t believe that TODAY is the day that I finally get to meet them in person and to learn from them!  These days, Rick and I feel like we’ve kind of got our reception (or any low light situation!) lighting down, so I’m really excited to be attending their “Lighting Intensive” this evening and expanding our lighting skills even further by learning from some of the best in the industry.  One of our big goals this year is to really keep pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone both technically and through networking – so this is a big day for me.  Not only do I not personally know anyone else who is attending (which is nerve-wracking enough!) but I’m meeting two people who I look up to more than anyone else in the wedding photography industry!  I’m feeling a little terrified and I know I’m nervous because last night I went out shopping for a new outfit to wear – because I’m feeling the pressure to look really cool in front of Justin&Mary – and I ended up empty-handed…so now I’m really feeling antsy!  I’m also feeling a little bit like a stalker, because I’ve been following their blog for so long that I feel like I know them…so I feel like I’m going to meet my favorite photography celebrities today!

I will definitely be sharing a blog post on what I’ve learned from this awesome experience next week – and I’ll be making updates today on Instagram (@rickplusanna) so be sure to follow along:)  I can’t wait to soak up a ton of knowledge and to meet these fellow photographers that I admire so much.

Love, A

And because every post is better with a photo, here’s a sneak peek from Mikala+Phillips gorgeous Sanders Estate wedding last weekend…we loved their two different looks and the rain was totally worth it to catch this bit of a rainbow just after the sun went down…

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Everett Senior Portraits: Kelsey – Class of 2015

Everett Senior Portraits: Kelsey – Class of 2015

If we had to sum up the way we feel when we’re hanging with Kelsey in one word it would be “happy!”  This girl never stops smiling and laughing, and we  had such a great time exploring Everett with her last week.  When we asked her what her vision for her senior portraits was she said: “Fun!  I want it to look like I’m having a great time, 1. Because I will be, and 2. That’s my personality, finding fun in everything!”  And she wasn’t kidding because we had a blast!

Kelsey, thank you so much for not thinking we were crazy for doing about a million u-turns to find that incredible field of white flowers – and for giving us the awesome opportunity of documenting your senior year.  We are better people for having known you and photographed you, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!  Love, R+A

Hair and makeup by the talented Hanna Mazur.

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jamie Bodo - July 7, 2014 - 6:26 am

STUNNING!!!!!! She must be crazy-happy with these!! LOVE!

Arica - July 7, 2014 - 8:26 am

I love your description of Kelsey above the photos, but you really could have typed nothing and said the same thing through the photographs – that’s how well you told her story! This girl is clearly filled with joy, laughter, and love! You did an outstanding job on these Rick + Anna! I really love all of these and if it were me in the photographs, I would be 100% thrilled.

Chasity Noel - July 7, 2014 - 12:36 pm

This is such a beautiful senior photo session! You can see what a beautiful and FUN young lady she is in her photos!

Tosha Devonn - July 7, 2014 - 1:13 pm

She is gorgeous!!! I love her dress and her poses are so cute!!

Alliyah Larrabee - July 7, 2014 - 5:46 pm

In awe!!! So stunning.

Lois Yoder McBride - July 8, 2014 - 3:45 am

What you see is what you get. This is Kelsey, even when there is no camera around.

Jill Reeves McBride - July 8, 2014 - 4:03 am

Thank you for capturing my daughter so well! Absolutely love them.

Trinidad Darling - July 8, 2014 - 4:08 am

Beautiful girl indeed!

Barrie Photographer - July 8, 2014 - 10:19 am

Awesome work she’ll looove these!

Sarah Brianne - July 14, 2014 - 2:44 pm

So much fun!

Whitney S - July 15, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Wow.. these are awesome!! I love how you used many different looks and locations. Such a beautiful girl!